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Game-changing technology strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions.
Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on how SAP is taking its unrivaled industry expertise into the cloud, on the Future of Mobility and Manufacturing with Game-Changers.
Learn how you can be the savvy Automotive Maestro, Business Transformer, Manufacturing Maven, or Upstart Disruptor who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of disruption in the automotive and industrial manufacturing sectors.
The Future of Mobility and Manufacturing with Game-Changers, presented by SAP, can be heard live Tuesdays at 7 AM Pacific / 10 AM Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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Game-changing technology strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions.
Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on how SAP is taking its unrivaled industry expertise into the cloud, on the Future of Mobility and Manufacturing with Game-Changers.
Learn how you can be the savvy Automotive Maestro, Business Transformer, Manufacturing Maven, or Upstart Disruptor who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of disruption in the automotive and industrial manufacturing sectors.
The Future of Mobility and Manufacturing with Game-Changers, presented by SAP, can be heard live Tuesdays at 7 AM Pacific / 10 AM Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

    Servitization: Driving Growth for Industrial Manufacturers

    Servitization: Driving Growth for Industrial Manufacturers

    “In 2018, manufacturers began the shift toward servitisation…from selling products to selling the outcome or value that products deliver and guaranteeing product uptime…The transformation process doesn’t happen overnight. However, the benefits of servitisation are incredibly attractive.” (supplychaindigital.com) Yes, industrial manufacturers were shifting towards new business models before the coronavirus global pandemic. But now it’s even more important to ensure the relationship with their customers does not end at the time of delivery. New business models that position industrial manufacturers as service providers are ensuring ongoing revenue streams, as well as a deeper and more profitable customer interaction. These models include active monitoring, predictive services and even pay-by-outcome services. Today, in this COVID-19 recovery time, we’ll ask Michael Larner at ABI Research and Ankit Sharma at SAP how manufacturers can embrace servitization as a key pillar of growth.

    • 56 min
    Customer-Centric Manufacturing: Making It A Reality

    Customer-Centric Manufacturing: Making It A Reality

    The buzz: “A shift toward customer-centricity seems like a no-brainer. Where the vast majority of manufacturers struggle is understanding what a customer-centric strategy means. To simplify the primary objective of moving to a customer-centric based strategy, manufactures should develop products, content, how-to videos, packaging and systems… for the end-user of the products and ultimately create a direct relationship with them” (dorngroup.com). Manufacturers increasingly need to focus on the end user and their experiences if they are to grow their business. Caring about the needs of customers has become even more important in the age of COVID-19. As the recovery begins, manufacturers need to discover customer intention and predict demand accurately. How to meet this daunting challenge? Form strategic partnerships to make this mission a reality. We’ll ask Ryan Martin at ABI Research and Gustavo Millan at SAP for their nsights on Making Customer-Centric Manufacturing A Reality.

    • 55 min
    Smart Cities and Mobility in the Age of Covid-19 and Beyond

    Smart Cities and Mobility in the Age of Covid-19 and Beyond

    The buzz: “Prof Kleinman identified public transport as one of the most challenging areas to manage in a post-coronavirus world” (itv.com). The world has changed – more and faster than usual in three months – and cities around the world are forced to adapt to new realities. How can the “smart city” model be effectively deployed to manage pandemics and other disruptions? Specifically, what implications does the present crisis have for future urban mobility and mass transportation? Our panel of experts will discuss the current and future status of technology-enabled cities in the age of Covid-19. The experts speak. Adam Lubinsky, WXY Studio: “Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions” (Mark Twain). Senta Belay, SAP: “The secret was probably the appearance of fiction. Large numbers of strangers can cooperate successfully by believing in common myths” (Yuval Noah Harari). Join us for Smart Cities and Mobility in the Age of Covid-19 and Beyond.

    • 54 min
    Manufacturers Moving to the Cloud: Sharing Risk During Disruptions

    Manufacturers Moving to the Cloud: Sharing Risk During Disruptions

    The buzz: “Cloud computing is helping manufacturers to not just transform their supply chain, design and production processes, but also drive innovation, accelerate growth, and enhance the customer experience—all while lowering IT costs.” (percentotech.com)
    Manufacturers and component suppliers have myriad options when looking to move their IT systems to the cloud. Why? Software companies, hyper-scalers, and system integrators are changing their partnerships and collaboration models to provide a more holistic approach. Today, as we find ourselves in a time of extreme global disruption and business uncertainty, has this new approach of shared risk helped – or not?
    We’ll ask Dave Breaugh, Americas Manufacturing Lead at Microsoft, and Sayan Bose, Global Vice President of IMC for SAP, to share their insights on the good, the bad and the ugly.
    Join us for Manufacturers Moving to the Cloud: Sharing Risk During Disruptions.

    • 54 min
    From Fossil Fuels to Electrons: Future Trends in the Mobility Industry

    From Fossil Fuels to Electrons: Future Trends in the Mobility Industry

    The buzz: “New technologies and business models are unlocking what could be a trillion-dollar market…innovations in mobility are being matched and amplified by innovations in vehicle automation, sharing, and electrification” (Daniel Sperling, Three Revolutions). The mobility industry and the sustainability sector are converging powerfully. It’s cheaper to build net-new solar plants and wind farms than to fuel existing gas-fired power plants. And automakers are efficiently and cheaply producing high-performance electric vehicles. These intertwined forces are radically altering the economic logic underlying business decisions. What new mobility businesses will be possible? How can established automotive players, such as fleet managers, transition into this future? The experts speak: Colin Sutherland, EVP Sales and Marketing at Geotab and Tom Raftery, Global Vice President for SAP. Join us for From Fossil Fuels to Electrons: Future Trends in the Mobility Industry.

    • 53 min
    The Future of Talent and Diversity for Mobility and Manufacturing

    The Future of Talent and Diversity for Mobility and Manufacturing

    The buzz: A study by PWC and the Manufacturing Institute found that in 2016, women comprised 47% of the total US labor force, yet only 29% of the manufacturing sector. MAPI reported that the manufacturing sector employs fewer women and black workers now than 20 years ago.
    Despite stunning progress in factory-floor automation, men make up 71% of the manufacturing workforce, while their labor force participation rate is 53%. What steps must these companies take to entice the best and the brightest to work in Industry 4.0-enabled factories while diversifying their workforce? The experts speak.
    Ellen Sasson, SAP: “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are” (Marianne Williamson). Gary Nelson, SAP: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present” (Bil Keane). Join us for The Future of Talent and Diversity for Mobility and Manufacturing.

    • 53 min

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